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Aug 09

Posts: 4

alisha161102 says:

Module 2 test 'lifesavers'

Hi all,

Would anyone be able to help me with lifesavers on roundabouts.  I have my module 2 next week and am getting really worried about lifesavers and when to do them and what shoulder to look over.  Can anyone help as in all the books i read and internet searches i do i keep getting different responses.  Also on the roundabout can i do a lifesaver check over both shoulders? will the examiner fail me for too many??  Help! (please!)


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Mar 09

Posts: 111

Pwarr41 says:


Best to take a lifesaver before signalling. Take a lifesaver just after you pass the exit before the one you want then signal left. You can take a lifesaver over both shoulders if you like. You can fail for taking too many lifesavers. The examiner could fail you for not paying enough attention to what's in front of you but you'd have to do alot of lifesavers or mirror checks for that to happen

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Feb 09

Posts: 4757

philehidiot says:


Get a lesson in.

We can tell you how to do things but a lesson will let you practise.

Where abouts in the country are you?

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Jun 09

Posts: 16

Ikonoklast says:


Lessons are a great idea actually. Observations are what people usually fail on because they're critical to being safe on a bike.

I've been taught the following:

Say we're coming up to a roundabout in the left-hand lane but we're turning right.

Mirrors, signal, shoulder check, move to right hand lane, on the right hand section of the lane.
Look right and left, if safe move out. As you pass the last exit before turning off, left mirror, signal, shoulder check, move left to turn off. Then just before exiting the round about right hand shoulder check - just to make sure noone's cutting you up.

I've been taught to look into the space. If there's an area where someone could be there before you make any sort of direction change, have a look.

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